This one is 80x100" so it's a doozie! I always feel really proud when I finish a quilt this size, but I have to say that I don't enjoy quilting a quilt of such monstrous size. It's just SO heavy! And don't even get me started on basting.
I went with bold stripes across the backing using six of the prints in the front of the quilt. I didn't have any scraps, and I didn't want to do a single fabric on the back, so I thought this was a good alternative. Oh, and speaking of pride- not a single pucker on the back! I don't usually get puckers in my quilting, but when I make a quilt this big, I always heave a big sigh of relief when it doesn't happen.
I think the scrappy binding on this one is just perfect, with the added bonus that it used up the last bits of the fabric, so nothing got added to my baskets- hooray!
This one is destined for someone who absolutely adores Mardi Gras (as many of us do who call Louisiana our home state). I really hope she loves it!